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>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
january 1st. obama administration officials now admitting the records of roughly a quarter of the people who signed up on the site in october and november may have errors, big time mistakes. this month it could be one in ten. the errors involve electronic forms sent to insurers with people's information and if insurers don't have the right data they cannot complete the enrollment. joining us now to talk about it, susan, congressional correspondent for the washington examiner. good to see you. >> hi. >> for the first two months, one in four people who actually managed to sign up for obama care and that's not many, they didn't actually sign up for it. it strikes me as leading to utter chaos come january 1 when people try to go see their doctor and the doctor says, sorry, your insurance company has no record that you exist. >> that's right. there are some important details that came out of a press call from the center for medicare and medicaid late last week. one was -- the two numbers you just talked about, one in four people who signed up in beginning in october, that's still a big number
by frank allaveri. would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought fought the deal to keep the troops there since -- two 2014. do you see any way of resolving this before the incident the year or will the stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? afghanistan approved it. no one has said that they are going to need to change it. president karzai has said he does not want to be the one who signs it. he is holding off on signing it until next year. it is a problem. there is no question about it. the substance is basically what both sides are comfortable with. president karzai is spilling new ideas, i do not know. it does not sound like it. it is whether or not to get so it. formally signed i the hope is we will get it signed before the elections. is his refusal to sign. >> he wanted to renegotiate. --wanted to have the avenue afghanistan taliban members released from guantanamo. he wants no more rage or bombing of afghan houses like the one that just happens. is this rhetoric? is it something we need to come to terms with? >> he also presented the ag
for the obama administration. am lou dobbs. hello, everyone. severely undercutting president obama's credibility an approval rating. a new fox poll shows half of voters believe president obama knowingly lied when he repeatedly told americans that they could keep their plan under his signature health care law. as for the number of americans who have signed on for health care insurance, the initial numbers are woefully short and far below their lowered expectations. 106,000 have eolled in health care plans in the state and federal exchanges through the first month obamacare. one fifth of what the officials had projected before the launch of health care dog of and the opening of exchanges accnted for only 27,000 of successful in moments, 80,000 of them originated in state-run insurance exchanges and secretary kathleen sibelius revealed below numbers and then open herself and the administration up to ridicule consistent with what maschuses, a state of only 6.5 million residents, experienced an initial rollout of romney care. not revealing the number of people that paid for the plan and she did not
, the crisis of credibility for the obama administration and brad thor joins us in a budget deal still on capitol hill as the clock ticks down. the "a-team" on the political prospect in the book that the atf didn't want you to see and that attorney general eric holder insisted that you not. we will be joined by john dobson and his new book much more straight ahead. the chinese aircraft carrier is on its way to the south china sea and afghanistan signed an agreement of cooperation with iran, but not with the united states. general tom mcinerney joins us next to a possessed the success or failure of the obama foreign policy. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] here's a question for you: where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. mm. mm-hmm. [ enne revs ] ♪ [ male announcer ] oh what fun it is to ride. get the mercedes-benz your wish list at the winter event going on now -- but hurry, the offers end december 31s
direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming the food and the heart. thank you. >> that is such a relief. >> it is. >>> tributes are pouring
from the obama administration which turned to paper as an alternative to the glitch-plagued exchange website in the early days of the botched rollout. we are learning as work continues to fix health care.gov, some people who think they are signing up for insurance find out in the end they may not be covered. certainly not by january 1st. elizabeth pran with more from washington. >> the administration admits that iradditional fears not just with customers signing up, but those who think they already signed up. the glitch pertaining to electronic files sent from health care.gov to insurance companies, 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1-10 forms are showing errors such as misspellings, missing entries or duplicate entry. the companies can't complete the transaction if these flags are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they are making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled, in fact and addressing the challenges that were keen in the beginning of this process on the back end, the 834 form. >> republican law makers vow t
what do you see as the difference between how the bush administration and the obama administration approach the war on terror. >> right. , i mean, i think first of all it's great to be with you here on c-span and booktv. the bush with administration, i don't want to understate how atrocious i think that period was in american foreign policy. it really was like murder incorporated. the destruction of iraq, the creation of the cia black sites, the idea that the geneva convention was -- [inaudible] the abu ghraib torture, using guantanamo, you could go on and on in characterizing it. so i don't want to get into a thing about is obama worse than bush. i covered those wars, i know what happened. under president obama i think what we have is someone who has sort of rebranded some of the more egregious aspects of the bush-cheney counterterror apparatus and i think has convinced himself that they're waging a smarter war. so they're relying on the drones much more than the bush administration did, using small team of coovert operators to conduct either kill or capture, and because guantanam
that paid for the plan and she did not explain why the obama administration will withhold those numbers from the public until december 15. >> the numbers are consistent with the numbers that massachusetts reported and that we feel are the most accurate by the 15th of december and we will be able to tell you how many people have paid for this coverage. lou: or disturbing numbers. 55% say they believe the obama administration tried to deceive them about obamacare. compared to only 30% many say we need to throw obamacare out and begin again and 42% say keep trying to fix it and 10% say leave it alne. well, let's find out our guests tonight have to say. joining us is andrea and greg. cohost of the five and thank you both for being here. i would like to turn to you, andrea. she has become a metaphor for what is going on with health care dog of an obamacare itself. it's striking that this thing just doesn't work and we still are having conflicting claims is whether or not it can be fixed as the administration promises. >> that's right, she is and who she said she was. and now she's getting bullied
again. you may not be. the obama administration dropping a bombshell. thousands of americans who recently signed up for insurance may be left without coverage right before the new year and the federal government hasn't told them. we'll tell you the details. >>> and, guys, one of my favorite stories, ever. uh-oh spa getios. the company tweeting out this picture as a tribute to pearl harbor. what was meant as an honor was inappropriate. you have to read the spaghettios headline. >>> "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> and "fox & friends," welcome. the popular show. >> we think it is. >> "fox & friends" christmas party, we'll share photos from that yesterday. >> we shut down the bowling lane yesterday. most of our crew did pretty well, and a segment on how it is the holiday christmas party. i. a lot of folks will wind up going to work hungover. tips how to beat the hangover. >> tips, fake it until you make it. >> that's what i'm doing right now. >> don't announce that. >>> and while you were sleeping, american war veteran captured in north korea over a month released. right now he
, los angeles. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the obama administration says consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in
the islands administered by jam but claimed by china. the obama administration urged caution but stressed that the u.s. military will not recognize china's demand and stand by the ally japan. after china scrambled fighters to intercept nines through the zone, the u.s. urged airliners to comply with the new rules for safety sake. after vice president joe biden last week spent four hours with the china's foreign minister, he says they should exercise restraint. neither disclosed what the two discussed privately. china's move is provocative. a dramatic step to impose its will as a part of concerted drive to take territory it views as its own emboldened by the growing economic and military might and the conviction that the neighbors will back down, china is directly challenging washington's influence across asia. and beijing has already started deeper incursions in india and hassling vietnam. as the region's security guarantor, washington must push back against china with pressure of its own. failing to do so is the surest way to destabilize the region and achieve china's other aim, undermine
to start. >> i need you to help work with me. the obama administration is starting more economic aid projects in afghanistan than in the history of afghanistan. on the one handled he says we're pulling out. we got $30 billion sitting over there. i cannot get this administration to pay attention to that. >> you and i agreed, this is one thing we do agree on. we need to bring our young men and women home and end this war in afghanistan. >> but they're starting, they're starting more projects than they ever have. $30 billion. you want money to go to the states to help educate kids. pull back that if you saiding, mr. president, and help us get there. you have a bigger mega phone at the white house than i do. >> we have to nation build here and invest in education at home. send our troops home and end this war. there is no military solution. we need to get out of afghanistan. >> we're going on give $555 million in petroleum. >> if i may, everyone stay right here. this is fascinating and i think different than maybe some of our audience thought. next, the final question for both our guests
. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the fight over food and they are considering cutting subsidies to some of the world's poorest people. ♪ ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america and i'm thomas
lawyers. nearly all pro-amnesty. so even if the obama administration can't officially change immigration policy, these lawyers can help illegal immigrants stay in the country regardless of the law. joining us now is the author of that report, former d. o.j. attorney and media contributor, jay christian adams. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. >> you've got to admit, i know you're on the other side, but the obama administration are brilliant in getting around the rules. >> yeah, they know how to use power. if you don't like a certain law, bring in people who don't like it either. this administration is not well-known for faithfully executing the law. what they have done dhs is brought in a swarm of new young lawyers, permanent civil service lawyers who have a long history at open borders groups, at pro-amnesty groups, at helping foreigners stay in the united states. now that they're at dhs, they can impose these ideas, these ideologies, these policies regardless of what congress does or does not do. >> we've got some of the details. you had written a column on this and you deta
,800 centerfuges added to iran stock. so sanctions have utterly failed. >> reporter: in washington the obama administration contradicted his version of events. >> there is no question if you look at the facts of the impact of oil revenues and impact on their economic growth at large that there was a huge impact of the -- the sanctions had an enormous impact and that was a driving factor in bringing the iranians back to the negotiating table. >> reporter: many speculating that if it succeeds washington and tahir may cooperate and it could be useful at the up coming peace talks known as geneva two and the u.s. response. >> the goal is to have a governing body, that is the goal of the geneva conference and they have not embraced that as the focus of the geneva communication. >> reporter: it is in the middle of what could be described as a charm offensive and visiting officials in saudi arabia that sent guns and cash to the syrian opposition and they insist iran is trying to be a good neighbor. >> we believe that we need, all of us, need to cooperate with each other to, in fact, contain the sp
if we don't to medleys when it comes to gas prices. the obama administration spin years telling us to drive less and the tower suvs for hybrids, and we actually did it. well, not me, but other people did. now we might be getting punished thanks to a proposed tax that could raise gas prices and fill federal coffers. it is a case of the government on wild? absolutely phil flynn. my favorite economist, peter more recede. thanks to all of you for joining us. you know, so this is really driving me crazy. if you look at the stats crude oil production up 17% year-over-year. fracking like crazy. for the first time in nearly two decades we're producing more oil than we have imported. americans are driving almost 100 billion fewer miles. we have super high gas prices. we produced all of this oil and stopped dring. so prices went down. what is our report? the government will make up the difference with the tax. i can't believe it. are you as hysterical as i am? >> i am. i have a constructive suggestion we always get our tax to use the roads. we use the gas tax. back in the old days all the st
some talk of a deadline by the year end. the obama administration wanted something signed by the end of the year. now we're hearing let's take our time. maybe we do not need to rush it through after all. that is probably what is going to happen. >> on iran? >> i think he is doing the same thing. we are talking about delaying actions. the administration has no interest in sanctions. the chatter about it has the iranians. scaring off i think the democrats are discussing it. it will affect the defense authorization debate. if they cannot get a deal on amendment to the senate, and the republicans do not seem amenable, the plan b seems more likely. >> not another round of sections? congress will hold off? republicans will wait? >> republicans will try but they cannot do it without the democratic leadership doing it. that is interesting, too. there are democrats who probably would see stronger sanctions against iran. this falls on harry reid to try to figure out how to keep this from becoming a debate on the floor. they cannot control it. it could throw a wrench in the works. some democrat
up to 50,000 people at the same time. the obama administration also says the site is stable more than 90% of the time. however, according to providers, healthercare.gov is far from perfect. the "new york times" reporting insurance companies are still not receiving all the information about the individuals who signed up for coverage through the exchanges creating a logistical nightmare for insurers. former adviser to president obama insists obama care will be viewed as a success even if it doesn't happen until after the president is out of office. >> this program was designed to be implemented by the states and in most of the states that's running their exchanges it's going quite well. you talk about medicaid extension. it's a fact and it may take 2017 when this president leaves office you'll see almost every state in this country running their own exchanges and expanding medicaid. let's fast forward to the state of the union, months afterwards. economy continuing to strengthen. i think the president's numbers will recover and people's confidence will recover. >> then, of course, chuck
. the other thing that hasn't launched yet, but a couple months ago before the obama administration believed that the fall would be all about it not working, they thought it would be about a massive outreach effort they were going to launch usingmayors, using governors, trying to get their mothers involved to get folks to sign up, by getting trusted valuable dar -- validaters to talk about it. >> in california the website is working and up, and there the portion of kids signing up is a portion of the population. so it does look like we are going to have enough if you have that data point. and if we can get the word out, we'll get enough young people. >> when you hear the politicians that were just talking, and you hear the political debate, a lot of viewers have to be hearing that saying, what about the bottom? when is this actually going to get solved? >> the website no doubt is going to get solved. tae that's a technical problem. >> there are other tests down the road. >> of course, there are other tests down the road. in the long run, in the next few years and end of the decade, this is g
times and decreased error rates. but the obama administration has downplayed expectations in the past week saying the man could actually outweigh capacity, and today's report indicates there is still more work to be done. the real test lies ahead when millions of uninsured americans could try to enroll by an initial december 23rd deadline. we have mike rogers of michigan. he also sits on the on us and commerce committee over the jurisdiction of health and human services. welcome to both of you and welcome to "meet the press "snoochlt. >> just your reaction to this report. dramatic progress, private sector-like velocity. the promise was for the website to be fully functioning by now. are you satisfied? >> overstated. have they made some progress and they brought in some folks to try to bring the functionality up. it still doesn't function right. their own cio said he believed that if they had the ability to get up to 80% functionality, that would be a good day for them. so, a, the functionality is right. here's a part of this discussion that nobody talks about. the security of this sit
on the problems with the health care website. the obama administration says roughly a quarter of the people who signed up in october and november may have errors on their form. this month, it could be 1 in 10. the electric forms are sent to insurers but if they don't have the right information cannot complete the enrollment. elizabeth prann has more. >> reporter: the administration admits there are additional errors. the glitch pertaining to electric files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspellings. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of these flaggings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure that everyone who enrolled is -- is enrolled, in fact, and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process, on the back end, the forms. >> reporter: in light of the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their old health covera
. although the obama administration did request and employ some modest funding in the recovery act and has proposed an infrastructure bank and talked extensively and i think sincerely about the need for investment, what has been lacking has been a specific concrete proposal from either party to address infrastructure financing in america. while the political maneuvering has secured here in washington, the gap in the highway trust fund has been growing and conditions of our roads, bridges and transit systems have been deteriorating. this puts america at a competitive disadvantage, complicates the movement of goods and people and contributes to congestion and pollution. at the same time, the needs grow, the resources are in significant decline. the gas tax has not been increased since the clinton administration 20 years ago. the future prospects are even worse. demands are increasing and deferred maintenance takes its toll while we watch the bottom fall out of the highway trust fund. we've seen a slowdown in revenue due to the near collapse of the economy, a shift in driving patterns while p
as the law for the poor and the democrats let the obama administration get away from turning their backs against all bigwigs. nobody went to jail. you go to congress. you american patriots. ef you are poor, you don't hav a leg to stand on. the democrats don't hold their own people accountable. maybe you should get rahm emanuel back and ask him who is retarded now? leckie said to obama supporters nothingwere working for to boost obama. caller.mocratic caller: good morning, america. morning, c-span. somebody is going to get fired because of this website failure. fired, person gets lawmakers have to make sure that fired and theys don't collect any pension from the government, no free health nothing -- they are supposed to roll into the affordable care act. when you fire somebody, make suck on theey don't taxpayer funds ever again as long as they live. if you want to fire somebody. ray in south dartmouth massachusetts. i think somebody should get fired. obvious.tty i saw a thing were some kids m.i.t. did a thing in 24 and had all kinds of things strained out. don't havew why they the america
and reduction of a trade agreement. russia urging stability and order, while the obama administration is not getting involved at all. apparently because of fears provoking a fracture with vladimir putin. vice president joe biden making no direct comments after meeting with the chinese leaders in beijing over the air zone dispute in the south china sea. the vice president called for trust calls for an operation. here we have the administration's response with what is continued rising sanctions. we have vice chief of staff, military analyst general jack keane. >> thank you for having me as beyond the platitudes falling from the vice president lives are hardly reassuring. and the chinese seem to be raising at least the bellicosity of their position. is there a clear path that we should be following here to avoid conflict? at the same time, maintain and defend our allies in the region? >> absolutely. the fact of the matter is that we know what this is. this is the power play to influence in the pacific by the chinese. they are going to find things like shipping rates and fishing rights a
and says the website with host 50,000 people at the same time. the obama administration also says the site is stable more than 90% of the time. healthcare.gov far from perfect. "the new york times" reports insurance companies are still not receiving all the information about individuals who sign up for coverage through the exchanges. and that creates a logistical nightmare for these guys. they need to track down that additional data and in some instances the insurance companies have no record that consumers signed up for coverage at all through the website. but former adviser to president obama david pluf insisted obama care will be viewed as a success even if it doesn't happen until after the president is out of office. >> this program was designed to be implemented by the states. in most of the states running our exchanges is going quite well. you talk about medicaid. i think it's just a fact that it may take until 2017 when this president leaves offs, you'll see almost every state running their own exchanges and expanding medicaid. i think it will work really well then. >> let's fast fo
with great effect bit obama administration. this includes stuart levy at treasury and his successors with other officials at treasury. if you think about the global coalition, that has crippled the iranian economy, and the geopolitical significance of that coalition, and that that coalition has been created and has endured for seven 1/2 years to the, to reach to the present moment, that's an extraordinaire bipartisan accomplishment that i think has received very little notice and many of the critics today were the critics of the initial move in the spring of 06. it is worthwhile to remember how much bipartisan work and work by professional bureaucrats has been involved in erecting the coalition we have today as we contemplate what diplomacy we need to sustain it and sustain the momentum behind it. >> let me ask you. so let me ask you, what do you make of the criticism today from democrats in congress, chuck schumer, from israel and others and, michelle also, and what do you think are the prospects for a long-term deal? >> i'll be glad to start and michelle can help me with understand
and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
. good morning. last week, as middle-class families prepared for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of obamacare, just like in the right before independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problem's on the back end of the website that delivers information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. to administration has tried hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless, prior to the website launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans would now lose access to the doctors, pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals they choose. at this point, one has to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to
. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south korea, the obama administration has had a different position in terms of civilian airliners going over that. the problem with the air defense zone that china has asserted is it goes far beyond the normal practice. normally when a civilian airliner goes over in the air defense identification zone, they'll have to collaborate with , in this case, china, if they are in the sovereign territory. if you are landing, china says you have to come through. i personally agree with japan and the republic of korea that china needs to roll back the air defense identification zone over the east china sea. host: how would you grade or rate secretary kerry on how he is administering it? guest: a couple of caveats -- i'm always uncomfortable with grades. they can be kind of flippant. any tech -- any secretary of state, republican and democrat, will enjoy successes and failures. if i have to grade him, i will do it two ways. first, secretary kerry's performance, putting aside the prudence of policies that the president has asked him to push forward, i th
healthcare site has given the obama administration lots of bad press. now the president is focusing on the rest of the affordable care act. we have the latest from the white house. >>> also amazing the man who spent three days trapped i in a sunken ship 100 feet below the ocean next. tÑ >> we have breaking. the pentagon has temporarily stopped using a route to send cargo into afghanistan. officials saying there are other routes to more cargo into and out of afghanistan. >>> detroit is bankrupt. a judge cleared the way today for what is now the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history. the city is $18 billion in debt. it could mean severe cuts for retired city workers who relied on pensions. >>> french scientists have thrown a new twist in the yasser arafat story. forensic team reported that the palestinian leader did not die from radioactive poisoning. the report contra-ducts an earlier report from a swiss team, who claims that it was due to a political assassination. >>> the engineer involved in the new york train derailment found himself nodding before the train jumped the tr
obama care tax that is reportedly pricey. we are trying to learn if this administration has quietly passed a rule giving unions a very big break on that tax. trace gallagher has the story. >> reporter: the tax is called a reinsurance fee. it's on nearly every health plan for the first three years, meant to raise about $25 billion over the three years to help pay for people with pre-existing conditions. if the change is approved nobody would be exempt next year. in 2015 and 2016 groups that act as their own insurance companies and their own claims processors would be exempt to unions that self-insure would greatly benefit. republican senator orin hatch says it certainly looks like the obama administration is looking at a special deal for unions which is deeply concerning given the problems that all americans are facing due to obama care. now the unions argue this is not aimed at them. it's not nearly enough. the laborers union says, again quoting, as the new regulations offer no substantive relief for our health care plan the laborers union will continue to look for opportunities to
, but the obama administration's office of legal counsel memo on this was certainly quite strained so they are reaching for allergies and analyst is that is quite unconvincing i would say. >> i am very far from an expert on these matters. but i would just offer one observation and that is i don't really see why the american citizenship the congress is referring to is all that significant. iit cannotif he knocked the genl happened to be an american citizen and wouldn't alter the way that we could deal with them militarily but they are awaiting questions about the president's authority to implement the drone program. i don't have an expert view on that. >> it's been very effective militarily so that is a good thing. >> i will just associate myself with professor turley blank testimony. >> the chair will now recognize another gentleman from texas. >> thank you very much mr. chairman. i appreciate the opportunity to ask some questions here. i'm going to ask for your help in answering what is probably the number one question that i get at the town hall meetings and people running up to me
to al jazeera america. >>> the obama administration is looking to undo the damage to the affordable care act's image done by the problems, of course, with the problem plagued website. in a moment we'll look at what the president needs to do during his campaign to accomplish that. >> first let's look at the temperatures across the nation. metrologist nicole mitchell is here. >> we have a contrast once we get to the southern plains today - going to the 20s or 30s. houston is at 71. this is where it's really gotten brutal. single-digit temperatures. adding in the wind. feels like 30 below. this is going to be a spreading sign over the weekend. the wind chills that are really brutal out there. the cold air will settle and over the next couple of days the warmer spots in the south - innocently it while you have it. although not the negatives. they will change over the next couple of days, houston at 82 - it won't be long-lived. >> looking to reverse weeks of bad publicity about the federal healthcare website barack obama urged americans to ignore the critics saying they are rooting for the af
signed an open letter asking the obama administration and congress to rein in government surveillance. for more, let's go out to san francisco. cnn's dan simon is standing by with the latest. why did these technology companies write this letter right now? >> wolf, the most important thing for any company to have whether you're selling a product or providing a service is the trust of your customers. and clearly, these technology companies, the biggest ones on the planet, facebook, google, apple, microsoft, et cetera, are worried about a possible erosion of trust among its users after these nsa disclosures became public and edward snowden became a household name. they have called on the government and the president to show some leadership and provide restraint when it comes to surveillance and written this open letter. it reads in part "the balance in many countries has tipped too far in favor of the state and away from the rights of the individual." wolf, this united and extraordinary show of support among these technology companies really shows that they are deeply concerned about use
and younger people. but people in the know are saying the obama administration's goal for this is not going to happen. martha: that's the backdrop and you have got a defiant president saying no retreat and no surrender and the issue of obamacare. he launched a 20-day p.r. blitz to try to get americans signed up. >> i always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law. if you have got good ideas, bring them to me, let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. causing people to lose the doctor of their choice, causing them to lose their health plan and they are having to pay much higher prices at the same time. bill: i talked to congressman kevin mccarthy and i asked him about the new accusations about the republican party, about obstructionism. we'll play that interview and you will hear his answer how the gop will fight back on that charge. martha: some strong word on capitol hill from constitutional law professors of which the president used to be one. they called the president out for what they see as overstepping
're in the bull pen. >> and speaking of health care, the obama administration is trying to highlight the fixes within the enrollment site, but insurance company leaders are still voicing concerns of whether the right information is ending up with providers. speaking of people who need health care right now, example one. first of all, is the -- are the fixes that we've seen, more enrollments, a better experience for people signing on, is that enough? are you still worried about what's going to happen january 1st when people try to, you know, believe that they have signed up for insurance? is the match going to work? is the insurance industry getting the information they need? >> first off, thank you for having me on. you're raising some very important questions. the administration has made a lot of progress in getting healthcare.gov working better for consumers. so they're able to get through the system and actually choose a plan. that's a good thing. we want to make sure consumers can be able to see their options and get through the system. at the same time, we need to make sure that the back
with the young voters and their growing apparent disapproval of the bristol-mye obama administration and the president himself. do you think, those that a larger part of their disenchantment with this particular president has to do with the fact when they get out of college they won't be able to afford a cell phone because there will be no job for them, because the economic landscape is so bleak for them? >> sure. i totally think that. that's very accurate. you know the thing is one time where the white house was doing well politically this past year was during the government shutdown. it's a weird way to say you're doing well when the entire government stops. i think young voters and i don't speak for young voters obviously, happen to be the youngest on this panel but young voters have been through a lot in the past four years with respect to the economy and job prospects and student debt which is a huge issue and they look at the landscape and say who has anything to offer -- what are people offering me. they look at obama and say you haven't done a great job. but then they look at
, at least potentially. jim sciutto is watching what's going on. i know the obama administration is very concerned what these members of the senate are planning on doing. >> no question. this puts congress on a direct collision course with the white house. as you know, they have been lobbying hard, the administration has been lobbying hard against it, secretary kerry, including sending a video message over the holidays arguing against sanctions, saying that will in effect scuttle this deal. what we're seeing now, that intense lobbying campaign appears to have fallen on deaf ears, even among members of the president's own party. with the ink barely dry on the historic nuclear deal with iran, today the iranian foreign minister pronounced it dead if congress passes more economic sanctions. the entire deal is dead, he told "time" magazine. we do not like to negotiate under duress. even so, sources tell cnn republican and democratic senators are close to doing exactly that, nearing agreement on a bill to impose new sanctions within six months unless iran ships all stockpiles of enriched urani
and individuals across missouri to attend these hearings and oppose the obama administration's changes to our riverways. let me reiterate that i have said to the secretary of interior, sally jewell, and the director of the national park service, jonathan jarvis, that we oppose the oppose this by limiting the public use of waterways. this will keep my constituents from enjoying the riverways that belong to them. mr. speaker, i urge my constituents to attend public meetings in salem and even kirkwood to show opposition to obama administration's park service' attempts to restrict ur access to our rivers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. green: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i want to thank congressman christopher smith for leading a codel to the philippines. i, along with congressman trent franks were members of the codel, and i want people to kn
away benefits without offering an alternative. today's event comes a day after the obama administration said healthcare dot gov handled hundreds of thousands of visitors. >> we're keeping our eyes on a freeze on watch that will go into effect later on tonight. i will break down this when we continue. >> welcome back. we now know why this commuter train derailed yesterday in new york city. it was just going too fast. as it came up on a curve. the national transportation safety board says, information from the train's two data recorders shows the train was goiing 82 - miles- an- hour, on a turn when it should have been going no more than 30 mph. four people were killed, including jim lovell, a married father of three boys. >> this is what his family had to say. >> "i just want to say that he was a very loving father and i miss him a lot, and everybody cared about him. everybody." >> the engineer told officials, he applied the brakes but the train did not slow down. investigators found that the brakes were applied five seconds before impact. they say, they're looking at the engineer's cell
, the united states, that is not the leadership i expect of my government. the clinton, bush, and obama administration is isolating the united states on this issue. i ask what kind of message is this sending the rest of the world in this lack of he leadership? we ought to sign it. we spend hundreds of millions of dollars removing the land mines and use the leahy funds to help land mine victims around the world. what are we afraid of? we have another law that says we cannot export land mines. let's so the courage. it only take as little bit to go for it and sign the treaty like every ally of ours has done. is that so difficult? let me tell you in conclusion. on november 22nd, remember the great loss this country suffered 50 years ago when kennedy was assassinated. i remember my wife being a young law student and watching the hundreds of thousands of people going down and it was so silent you could hear the drums when the band left and you can hear the lights in the street lights change. and i have been thinking about that a lot in the last few days. we have talked about it and what it fe
they are not reliable and the tens of thousands of people who think they enrolled in obama care have not done so. >> when do they find out or do they? >> that is one of the introwing questions. the administration is not acknowledging the dimension of the problem itself. and what they are doing to go back and gather them up. a quarter of a million people were put in a cube because they couldn't be recognized by healthcare.gov as to whether or not they were in the queue or not. and they were put in a separate, we'll call you back and get back to that line, they are going to have to do something similar with the 834's and right now, no decision has been made. >> that is the form that goes to the insurance company and tells them whether or not they are receiving or getting paid. >> they are getting paid or whether or not the insured is insured under obama care. >> and back to the previous question here. if you think you have signed up and enrolled and done everything right and find out in january and february that something was missing and fell through the cracks. are you loibl for the fine? >> that
story, 10%, pennies. somebody said roots sister might be a weather vain. could be. obama administration in hot water they did not tell the truth about the president's undocumented uncle. what did they say? that's next. every day we're working to be an even better company - and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invt more in the u.s. than any other place in the wor. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. martha: all right, we start off with this fox news alert, the white house changing its tune on president obama's relationship with his uncle who now faces deportation. welcome, everybody, to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom" on a friday. i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. the president's relationship with his uncle getting new attention after he was granted permission to remain here in the united states. martha: so the administration said unequivo
to an uptick in tension or start of a conflict. >>> the obama administration is prepared to allow iran engage in a limited nuclear enrichment program, but that appla plplies only nenergy needs. the obama care website woes may be in the past, but the hearings continue. four scheduled today in washington as the president tries to resell his signature legislation to the american public. tuesday former president clinton told cnn he is a full supporter despite comments he made last month challenging the president to honor his words and let all americans hold on to their insurance if they want to. >>> two skydivers were killed, a third injured when they collided in midair. the parachutes collapsed and that sent them plummeting to the ground. >>> the first person thought to be the first driver to get a ticket for wearing google glass has pleaded not guilty. cecilia beatty is charged with speeding and distracted driving. her defense? there is nothing illegal about simply wearing google glass when it is not turned on. however when she looked up at the officer, her glasses were activated. >> she said i
,000 centrifuges. want to do that again? to leverage the obama administration has managed to put in place to balance out will also be lost without the iranians getting any concessions. >> john, do you want to jump into this? >> very briefly. i find many of these critiques, not yours of course, barbara, but many of these critiques about is protectable as a clarence thomas supreme court decision. mac when you know what -- [laughter] you and i could write these things. in terms of, the assumption line behind them, is often, well, you can't trust them. look at -- they will cheat. they will cheat. well, i would say only this. that if we and the iranians could never agree on anything, then what about what we agreed on in afghanistan? in 2001, 2002, with the same team, with the same team. are what we agreed on back in 1991, again with largely the same, about the lebanon hostages? or something that affects me personally. if we and the iranians could never agree on anything at all, then i and 51 of my colleagues would still be in tehran. spin i'm going to ask one question that i'm going to opened
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